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Gunner Bobby Arnsby

Name: Robert Alfred Arnsby
Known as
: Bobby
June 18, 1899
Woolwich, England
June 18, 1918
Cause of Death:
Gas Poisoning
Pernes British Cemetery, France

Rank and Initials: Gunner R
Regiment: 5th Army Brigade, Royal Field Artillery

From 'A Soldiers Own Diary'

January 1, 1918 - Started Preliminary training.
June 5, 1918 - I am on guard tonight -- 3rd. relief.
June 6, 1918 - Expecting Fritz to break through tonight, consequently have to spend night in gunpit.
June 7, 1918 - Went to Bde. Hqs. on fatigues all day. 8 inch shells drop round our gunpit while I am away. I brought back a few souvenirs.
June 8, 1918 - Sent a letter home today.

June 18, 1918 - "Robert Arnsby, the owner of this diary, died today after about nine days illness ---gas poisoning."

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In Memory of


Grandson of:

  Cpl Edmund Arnsby
  Sgt Walter Connors

Son of:

  S/Sgt. Bob Arnsby

Brother of:

  Capt Ted Arnsby
  Joe Arnsby
  Michael/Fred Arnsby
  Sgt. Eileen Arnsby
  Living Arnsby

Grand Nephew of:

 Henry Alfred Arnsby

Nephew of:

 Lt. Ned Arnsby

Cousin of :

  Major Con Arnsby
  Drum Major Rob
  Major Ted Arnsby
  Lt Cyril Arnsby
  Albert Ford

Uncle to:

  Living Arnsby
 Living Arnsby

Grand Uncle to :

  Living Arnsby



Gunner Bobby Arnsby 1918



Pernes British Cemetery, France

Pernes British Cemetary, France

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